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] martha: thanks, guys. we start with this fox news alert. egypt's disgraced former president hosni mubarak could be released from prison as early as this week as prosecutors cleared him of his corruption case as egypt continues to spiral into chaos. gregg: that news coming as there is new bloodshed in egypt with the execution-style killings of 20 policemen in the sinai. >> the best way to solve this problem is to write a new constitution where everyone has a say. and to have new elections. if they hadn elections muslim brotherhood could get creamed. if they don't, al qaeda will come in. that means gas prices go up. the suez canal gets compromised. this is a disaster in the making. martha: an estimated 1,000 people have been killed in these clashes between supporters of the muscle * and the government security forces. we have seen violence if alex and dria and -- in alexandria. the government has banned vigilante groups and say they will not tolerate any more violence. gregg: what's cairo like so far? >> reporter: it appears the muslim brotherhood's so-called week of rage has fizzled. the a
and copilot are dead. they were both killed in that crash. i'm bill hemmer. martha: i'm martha maccallum. the neighbored say they heard a large boom, then several explosions followed. the airbus 300 crashed outside the city's perimeter. bill: what do we know about the conditions where that plane crashed? >> reporter: it remains unclear whether weather had anything to do with the crash of flight 1354. we are getting word from the faa where the plane crashed. the crash occurred while the plane was on approach to the airport in birmingham. the ntsb says it's sending a full go-team to investigate the cause of the crash. an airport spokesperson says there are no homes in the area where the plane crashed. the spokesperson describes it as a grassy field. local authorities say no one on the ground was injured, bill. bill: what are we hearing from ups? >> they are trying to assess what's going on as is everyone else. the aircraft was an a-300 cargo jet. it was flying to birmingham from louisville, kentucky. a company spokesperson released a written statement saying quote," we are still asse
-bye, everybody. nice to be with you. martha: thanks, you guys. well, dramatic 911 call that turned what could have been a mass school tragedy into peaceful outcome. what a story this is today. we're now hearing exactly how a school bookkeeper came face-to-ce with a mad gunman. there was a scene of panic as everybody ran out of that school. she talked him off the ledge. she talked him into surrender. much good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." what a story this is. gregg: incredible courage. i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. listen to the hero of this story. her name is antoinette toff. she came face-to-face with the shooting suspect, michael brand done hill. >> oh i'm in the front office. he went outside to start shooting. [gunfire] can i run? >> can you get somewhere safe? >> yeah. i got to go. and he's coming back. >> put the phone down. >> okay. she said she is getting police to tell him to back off for you, okay? >> tell them to stop all movement. >> okay. okay. >> stop all movement now on the ground. stop all movement on the ground. he said don't
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
know what that is, martha? martha: what? bill: that's a bear market, folks. claim by an economist who says the national debt which stands just shy of 17 trillion isn't even close to what the government and you the taxpayer really owe. oh joy. martha: fantastic. bill: i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: and i'm fine. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the gentleman who came with this is james hamilton. he is a economics professor at university of california at san diego. and he claims that the true national debt is more like 70 trillion dollars. and that the government has been low balling us for years according to him by keeping certain debt off the books. bill: with the government on the hook for ious like social security and medicare and pension promises across the country, combined with an aging population, america could be in a whole lot of hurt. charles payne, fox business network. 70 trillion, do you buy that, charles? >> bill, not only do i buy it i think that number is on the low side. bill: the real number could be higher than 70 trillion? ho
? >> anna: yeah. and go to radio. >> brian: right. see you tomorrow. martha: guys, thank you so much. and folks news alert this morning on breaking new developments right now out of egypt the u.s. is reportedly continue to evaluate is the word of the morning our aid to the middle east nation while conducting a broad review of what you're seeing into these pictures. unbelievable scenes of unrest in egypt. so many questions where all of this is headed. saudi arabia said they will step up and fill in any aid that is missing if the united states decides to pull back on it. so you've got that in the equation as well today. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. those reports come on the same date supreme leader of the muslim brotherhood was arrested. he was taken into custody at an apartment in cairo, one day after a court ordered the release of former dictator hosni mubarak. martha: leland vittert is live in the middle east this morning. leland, are the mass arrests doing the trick to get things under contr
into the public sector as well. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum in "america's newsroom." gregg: i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. obamacare provides many employers to provide coverage to anyone who works at least 30 hours a week. but to get around that, some employers are just cutting back on the hours this report coming just days after ups announced it will not provide coverage to husbands and wives of employees who can get insurance on their own. martha: ups is not alone in this. many employers fear they will not be able to afford it. some saying they still don't know what's in the law. this is years after it was signed into law and nancy pelosi famously said this. >> we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it away from the fog of the controversy. martha: the truth is, we are still finding out what's in it, stuart. companies are still scratching their heads saying we're not really sure how this will affect us and what it will cost us. stuart is the host of "varney & company" on the fox business network. what do you make of this latest news? >> it is chan
all you have to say about the topic. >> that's it for us. america live with martha begins right now. >> fox news alert. just months in president obama's second term and guess what, attention is turning to iowa, to the 2016 presidential field if you can believe it. we have several political hitters who made moves as possible presidential candidate. welcome to america live i am markka mccowen in for megyn kelliy. >> hillary clinton is giving a speech later today as she gets a lot of early attention as the democratic front runner in 2016, vice-president boyd boyd making waves out there. he accepted an invite to speak in iowa next month. texas senator ted cruz and rick sanatorium and danald trump hit up the iowa state fair this weekend. boy, oh, boy, joining us is mr. chris stalwart. what dow make of all of this. >> you make it sound like it is my fault. i didn't do. this i am not making them run for office. this is the world we live in today. you want to run for the highest office in the land, it never ends and never stops and the permanent campaign is an understatement and if you want
its investigation into this tragic plane crash. martha? >> jonathan, thank you. >>> another fox news alert right now to a federal courtroom in our nation's capital where jess jessie jackson, jr. was just sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. jackson will be receiving congressional disability pay despite his resignation. he's asked that his wife, sandra, be given probation and both of them apparently choked back tears as they addressed the judge this morning. the pair were apparently raking in a combined salary of some $300,000 at the time that they were spending the campaign cash and clearly mingling it for private expenses with political ones. that's the latest. 2 1/2 years for jesse jackson, jr. >>> a teenager at the center of a national manhunt apparently going public a mere 48 hours after her rescue. hannah anderson apparently taking to the internet to answer questions about what happened calling her captor a psycho and saying that he deserved what he got. the 40 year old who was a very close family friend before all of this started was shot dead by the police when they found him.
than a thousand people were killed this month. chief correspondent martha raddats has more. >> reporter: good evening from cairo, this is the first interview that egypt's prime minister has done since the military's presidential crackdown on its own people. it has been the most violent week in the modern history of egypt. a military crackdown that has pushed this country to the edge of civil war, leaving one of america's great allies in this region awash in blood. last month, i witnessed peaceful protests here. when i returned yesterday, i found a country with scars that will take decades to heal. it began with the military ousting of mohammed morsi, egypt's first-ever democratically elected president and the leader of the muslim brotherhood party. morsi supporters refused to stop demonstrations, despite threats from the military. which moved in last wednesday to crush them. more than a thousand people have been killed. thousands more injured in the past week, the military intervention sparked outrage in the u.s. and across the world. fors first time, we got an explanation from the inte
. >> sure. >>> up next, president obama is watching developments closely from martha's vineyard. we'll check in there as "the cycle" rolls on for wednesday, august 14th. i don't make any decisions about who to hire without going to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic! find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. exciting and would always come max and pto my rescue. bookstore but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat chow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both loved the taste. after a few months max's "special powers" returned... and i got my hero back. purina cat chow healthy weight. >>> summer love. that's what president obama hopes to get on his return to washington next week. but for now, the president and the first family continue their summer vacation in martha's vineyard. of course, you already knew that. >> some new video
to the streets of cairo for the latest. plus, bay state battle. as president obama gets some rest in martha's vineyard before a road trip rally, republicans meet in boston to map out their fight for the fall. as we approach the 50th anniversary of president kennedy's assassination, we'll take a look at the final months of kennedy's life in the white house. good morning from washington. it's thursday, august 15th, 2013, and this is "the daily rundown." i'm in for chuck todd this morning. we begin with the developing news in egypt. where members of the muslim brotherhood and their supporters are defying government leaders and holding new protest marches in multiple cities, raising the risk of more bloodshed. today's demonstration comes a day after the military's all-out assault on pro morsi demonstrators that left more than 500 people dead. in an effort to stop the protest altogether, the interim government has placed the country under a month-long state of emergency. it's also going after protest leaders. recommending murder charges against more than 80 members of the brotherhood and their s
affairs correspondent, martha raddatz who is in washington tonight. martha when we see the size and scope of the u.s. response both here at home and yeo seas, what should that tell us about the seriousness of this threat? >> well, dan, it's a very real threat for overseas. what is picked up on electronic intercepts is from known enemies who pose credible danger. but closing so many embassies is clearly in reaction to what happened in benghazi. the u.s. is not taking any chances, and that is really what is happening domestically as well. they are being more vigilant because we don't know what we don't know. >> not taking chances at home or abroad. many of us assume after the killing of osama bin laden, that al qaeda, their strength is vastly diminished. is this a wake-up call in that front? >> well, in some ways, it is. they are all over that region but yemen has become the hot bed. there were three drone strikes there just last week and that tells you something. >> you spent a lot of time in yemen and all of the countries in that region. when you see the embassies there, are they secure?
coming in from overseas of let's go to martha raddatz in washington where she's filling in for george on "this week" this morning. martha, we have beefed up security, both here in the u.s. and overseas. should we read into in that american officials think there's a truly imminent threat here or is this really out of an abundance of caution. >> it is out of an abundance of caution but it is also a very real and very serious threat. as nick said it comes out of yemen. yemen is such a dangerous place and if you look at the history of yemen, that's where the underwear, the so-called underwear bomber came from and tried to get that bomb on a plane to go off. that's what they're worried about. that's why the domestic threat and the domestic warnings because they don't know whether this will be on an airplane, an air base, an embassy, a consulate, they don't know so they want to be very cautious about this. what they do know is that they have these intercepts and the terrorists in yemen have said it will be a significant strike, a strategically significant strike and it will be, quote, big.
more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to hear exactly what the remarks are from the president. so far the face on this story for the administration has been secretary of state john kerry. yesterday, he held a briefing with reporters. that's when he condemned the violence in egypt. talked about the need for restraint for the egyptian interim gover
to the latest chaos from martha's vineyard. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. this morning, we notified the egyptian government that we are counseling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. going forward, i've asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary. >> left unsaid, any mention of the united states' $1.5 billion in annual aid. joining us now is amen mow ha dean, nbc news' foreign correspondent live for us in cairo. the horrifying death toll in a single day continues to rise. can you give us the latest grim details? and also can you tell us whether citizens are obeying the curfew that's in force or are they heeding the call of the muslim brotherhood to come out and continue protesting? >> reporter: sure. we'll start with the second question. the curfew has gone into effect. the curfew imp
white house correspondent kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. back in washington, his foreign policy frustrations played out on the sunday talk shows. while republicans have generally backed mr. obama's surveillance programs, they've also said he's been too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker edward snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today a
on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and should have
that relationship. kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. a back in washington his foreign policy frustrations played out on the talk shows. the say he's too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated the russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on boat language, he's got the slouch in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think it very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who splad mir putin is. >> and a new -- >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> all this as snowden's
. it was interesting yesterday on martha's vineyard where the president is vacationing, the deputy secretary went farther than anyone had gone in saying that the events, the bloodshed which at that point was not even a guide, did call into question the interim government's intention to fulfill those promises. >> all right. we will continue, of course, and keep an eye on this developing story. p.j. crowelly, michael crowley and ann, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >>> now to breaking news out of beirut where some dramatic video is coming in. lebanon's news agency said a car bomb killed 14 people and injured over 200. that's a strong hold of the militant hezbollah group. dozens of people are trapped in cars and buildings. it's the second blast in over a month. >>> still ahead, new information from alabama where a couple of hours ago investigators recovered that black box recorder from that plane crash. >>> plus, more details emerging on the san diego murder and kidnapping case including what phone records show about the communication between 16-year-old hannah anderson and her abductor right
obama's vacation in martha's vineyard this week. >> after arriving here in martha's vineyard, there was a bit more visibility of something else. the president's golf game. >> but as the first day of the agenda, do you go to the black dog, do you go to oak bluffs, what do you do? >> i expect throughout the week we'll see him take a few trips to get ice cream. >> yep, it's the annual rite of summer as the press descends on the president's vacation and tries to make news. we'll look at just how creative they can get. i'm joanne lipman, and this is "reliable sources." >>> egypt dominated the headlines this week as the military cracked down on supporters of former president mohamed morsi, who was ousted last month. more than 600 people have been killed, more than 4,000 injured over the past four days. the violence in cairo has taken a grim toll on members of the media covering the protests. sky news cameraman nick dean, who died after being shot on wednesday, was the 1,000th journalist killed in the line of duty since 1992 when the committee to protect journalists began keeping tr
, mountains look like lava and fire creates a treacherous surprise. >>> tipping point, our martha raddatz in egypt and a new warning for america. >>> breaking news, the latest on what happened when 87-year-old icon dick van dyke explained that fiery car before it exploded. we'll tell you what we've learned. >>> the family photos are here, mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on a monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature, and there is a map that says it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: fanned by west winds, the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho, more than 100,000 acres scortched and 1,200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are working against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-like spira
from egypt in a statement from martha's vineyard. we'll get the tape playback from the news conference and we'll reair it in full. president obama's comments come on the heels of an attack by pro-morsi supporters. this is what is happening on the streets of cairo 24 hours since the arab spring upriding. supporters of ousted muslim brotherhood president mohammed morsi are not backing down. here's what we know right now at least 525 people are dead. more than 3700 injured in the des make of two protest camps and incredibly egypt's health ministry says those numbers are expected to rise. hopes for democracy are fading fast. the vice president stepped down. protesters said they'll rather die than give up the fight. the big question now what can the u.s. do? nbc's attorney correspondent is in cairo, bring us up to speed. >> the situation on the ground remains extremely volatile. within the last couple of hours there's been a massive protest on one of the government buildings on a cairo suburb, hundreds of protesters approached that government building, effect lively torching it molotov cock
. >> from abc news, a special edition of "this week" with martha raddatz in cairo. and jonathan karl in washington. starts right now. >>> good morning, george is off today. we're reporting from a region on the brink, and all eyes are on syria, where an apparent chemical weapons attack could lead to american military action. here in cairo, we're just 100 miles from the mediterranean sea where u.s. warships are now at the ready. this morning, officials tell abc news that u.s. navy destroyers now in the mediterranean could be used to carry out limited military strikes. cruise missile strikes, designed to deter or prevent another chemical attack by the assad regime. if this week's suspected attack is verified. >> this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. that starts getting to some core national interest that the united states has. >> president obama has so far been unwilling to militarily intervene in syria, despite the deaths of more than 100,000 people and a vow he made more than one year ago. >> that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous consequences if we start
news exclusive, he is in the seat of power in the midst of chaos. martha raddatz sits down with the prime minister of egypt to hear his take on escalating violence. and later -- >> if you are broke don't go to a game show expecting to win. >> then game show fail. why so many game show winners say in the end they lost. it's wednesday, august 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> all. happy hump day, everybody. we'll begin with the latest details on the school attack prevented at an atlanta school. >> police say it was a man, 20-year-old michael brandon hill who walked into an elementary school determined to kill someone. but the school has a system where visitors must be buzzed in by staff. hill may have slipped behind an unsuspecting parent. abc's tahman bradley joins us with more. >> good morning. another incident involving a gun and a school. this time it happened during the second week of classes outside of atlanta. >> reporter: the safe return of in know center children. camille pepper, one of 800 elementary sch
welker in martha's vineyard with the president. any indication what we'll hear from the president this morning? >> well, i think you will here president obama continue to condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms, sort of reiterating what secretary of state john kerry came out and said yesterday. i don't expect that he will announce a major shift in u.s. policy, chris, however, i wouldn't rule out that we will hear slightly new rhetoric today and possibly some new steps that the administration plans to take. we know that the administration has been reviewing the $1.3 billion in military aid that you just mentioned. we also know that they are considering delaying a military exercise called the bright star military exercise. this is a biannual event which includes the united states and other countries, involves thousands of air and ground forces from the u.s. it's set to take place next month. so this would be a strong symbol of u.s. opposition to the violence, and the ongoing unrest in egypt if the united states were to delay this event. those are some of the things that
. the president today silent on the matter as he continues his vacation on martha's vineyard. press secretary josh earnest is condemning those attacks before secretary of state john kerry made this remark. including the leader of choice, mohammed morsi. >> these events are deplorable. and they run counter to egyptian aspirations for peace and genuine democracy. egyptians inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. reporter: this as the obama state department refuses to claim that egypt is embroiled in a civil war or that the military takeover could be described as a coup. we are looking at administration but still has not defined what has happened in a foreign nation over a month ago since the president was removed from office. or how they plan, for that matter, to preserve american interests in that region and nation. chief washington correspondent james rosen has the report. reporter: u.s. officials say these officials firing on protesters again, that raised the specter of civil war in the most popular arab nation, america's top diplomat in a hastily arranged appearance once a
behind the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ourtime.com. you by ourtime.com. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. ♪ ♪ >>> all right. egypt is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking to the
on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: as president obama wrapped up his vacation on martha's vineyard today, his policy toward egypt came under sharp criticism in washington. >> we have no credibility. >> reporter: senator john mccain, who recently traveled to egypt at the request of president obama and who initially opposed cutting off the $1.3 billion in u.s. military aid to the country, now argues that given the ongoing violence, aid should end. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we would cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: and while some fellow republicans disagreed -- >> i would be reluctant to cut off aid. obviously, we should use it as a bargaining wedge. >> reporter: there was also mounting bipartisan support for holding back u.s. dollars. >> the recent violent crackdown, i do not see how we can continue aid. i believe it must be suspended. >> there's no way to say this is not a coup. it is. we should say so, and we should follow our own law, which says we can't -- we cannot fund the coup
as catherine. she is doing a fantastic job. martha: how do you think he is doing, gregg? >> future king changing diapers? i don't buy it. martha: of course he does. we'll leave you on that night. bye everybody. see you tomorrow. have a good day. >> brand new stories and breaking news to bring you. jon: almost impossible to imagine the crisis in egypt is growing worse. dozens of egyptian police officers are massacred in an ambush. >>> the e.u. holds an emergency meeting trying to stop the brutal violence as some u.s. lawmakers call for an end to military aid to egypt. >>> a tearful oscar pistorius indicted today on charges he murdered his model girlfriend. he is set to stand trial this winter in south africa. our legal panel weighs in. >>> so many kids are using smartphones these days. a new study said, staring at that little screen could cause permanent damage to young eyes. the doctor is in. it is all "happening now." jon: and horrific news out of egypt on this monday as calls increase here at home to stop spending your tax dollars on a country in such turmoil. good morning. i'm jon sc
video of the president in martha's vineyard stopping to pick up lunch in oak bluffs. the president greeted the crowd there, as you saw, headed over to the restaurant and put his order in. meantime, we're learning more about the president's plans next week. the white house announcing the president will be taking a two-day bus tour through new york and pennsylvania. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker is traveling with the president. she joins us now from the vineyard. what more can you tell us about the stoppins the president's go to make? >> reporter: thomas, good afternoon. we understand he's going to make several stops next week, including to scranton, buffalo, syracuse, and binghamton. the white house hasn't confirmed those stops yet. we do know that he's going to be traveling to those places to talk about the economy. this is really a part of his broader economy tour. as you'll recall before he started vacation, he made a number of stops, five total, talking about the economy, mapping out policies he would like to see. he called for winding down fannie mae and fre
briefing from martha's vineyard, deputy spokesman josh ernest called for restraint and con demtd the violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. violence will make it more difficult to move egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy. >> and just a short time ago, secretary of state john kerry joined the condemnation but said he believes there is a path forward. >> the path towards violence leads only to greater instability, economic disaster, and suffering. the only sustainable path for either side is one towards a political solution. i am convinced that that path is, in fact, are still open and it is possible though it has been made much, much harderer. >> and in a sign of how difficult that path has become, just hours ago, egypt's interim vice president mohamed elbaradei a nobel peace prize laureate resigned in protest. there are reports that eight top political leaders of the muslim brotherhood have been arrested. as the muslim brotherhood calls for more protests the government says none will be allowed. let
martha's vineyard, president obama condemned the crackdown by egyptian security forces and announced that the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises planned with egypt next month. president made no mention of u.s. aid to egypt but made clear that the path to democracy for egypt ultimately rests in the hands of the egyptians. >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. >> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent at "the huffington post," sam stein. "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, founder and editor at large, charlie senate, jon meacham author of "thomas jefferson -- the art of power." joining us now from cairo, nbc news
. standing at 40%. it's not surprising, considering his decision to vacation at martha's vineyard while egypt is spiraling out of control. the president did emerge from the shadows of martha's vineyard to deliver a brief statement on the crisis in cairo. he spent all of six minutes, about 600 people dead, thousands injured. he announced the u.s. was canceling an exercise. he took a moment to compare egypt, yes egypt to the united states of america. oh, really, watch this. >> we recognize that change takes time. and that a process like this is never guaranteed. there are examples in recent history of countries that are transitioned out of a military government towards a democratic government and did not always go in a straight line and the process was not always smooth. there are going to be false starts. there will be difficult days. america's democratic journey took us through mighty struggles to perfect our union. >> a few short moments after makes those quite ignorant remarks, guess where the commander in chief was spotted. after that, he was playing golf on the golf course. which leaves m
and political will. we'll have more from washington in a few moments. but first back to the region, martha. >> thanks, jon. let's bring in colonel steve, a veteran fighter pilot who flew missions in the gulf war and was a deputy secretary of state. welcome, colonel. let's get to the question about the cruise missile strikes. the white house said there will be no boots on the ground. how would these work out of the mediterranean? >> there are a couple ways it could be done. one is by launching them from ships at sea out in the eastern mediterranean or from submari submarines. it's a long, 20-foot sort of flying torpedo, and has wings and a little jet engine that allows it to fly at low altit e altitudes over the sea. it can fly through mountain canyons and hit with accuracies where you can pick third window on the left. that is good. but we have to remember they're small warheads, and not a lot of these missiles. right up front, if it's low-risk, we're going to be prescribed in the amount of military force we can apply. >> one of the things we have talked to people about, is there might be
vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan to increase oversight of the nsa surveillance programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are not fearful that we, the government, are violating their privacy. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa warned added oversight could hurt a key part of the program, moving quick three protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post-cold war low. ever since snowden obtained asyl num the country. president obama has canceled a meeting with vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority, and t
by a national security adviser susan rice who is traveling with him. president obama is on vacation in martha's vineyard. he's scheduled to return to the white house on sunday. >>> officials are giving more details for the planned implosion of a building on the east bay campus. more than 1100 debt been set up. they want to keep the dust to the minimum. geologists are using the implosion as an opportunity to study the impact. so they have placed 600 sensors around the east bay to measure the movement. if you would like to see the implosion as it happens, we will be streaming it live for you on abc7news.com at 9:00 a.m. >>> still to come, why layoffs are just happening months after the grand opening. >>> and not welcome here. the iconic san francisco neighborhood is taking a stand against too many tour buses into. >>> plus, a >>> the low number of visitors at san francisco's new exploratorium is causing employee's jobs. the visitors have been much less than expected. >>> happening now, angry residents are gifving officials an earful over tour buses. they are saying that loads of private buses t
in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is undergoing tests at an undisclosed hospital in houston. his famous father by his side. >> he's the father i've always known, the grandfather my children love and adore. >> reporter: the 44-year-old is more than just the vice president's son. the attorney general of his home state of delaware. and an iraq war veteran. he's seen as a rising star in the democratic party. mentioned as a future governor or to one day fill his fa
released this photo showing the president who is on vacation in martha's vineyard calling his national security staff to talk about egypt. later, he had this to say. >> as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. going forward, i asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government. and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s. egyptian relationship. >> the president did not answer reporter's questions about whether he would cut off the more than $1 billion in aid that the u.s. gives the egyptian military every year. >>> bay area egyptians gathered in santa clara tonight. tonight's vigil honored the people killed in cairo. over 100 people in attendance wore white as a symbol of peace and harmony. organizers are urging egyptians to put aside their differences and stop the violence. >>> it wasn't breakfast at tiffanies they were after. it was the jewels. how the robbers in walnut creek got away
. for obama, on martha's vineyard. and i think we all hope the issues become solved and the embassy reopens. 22 countries remain closed. john kerry add problem when he was photographed on a boat during a huge security issue. i think it'll be problem again for obama to be photographed on martha's vineyard if something happened. if i were him, i would reconsider going on vacation if u.s. cons lates remain closed. >> let's turn to baseball. nbc news learned major league baseball is expected to suspend yankees star alex rodriguez on monday now with his ties to the drug defunk et? florida. rodriguez should challenge the credibility of the evidence. if major league baseball has evidence, force them to show up. we are seeing one of the biggest stars facing a career-ending suspension. >> we have been talking politics so i will give it to you in termsopticses. major league baseball, showing they are really cracking down. that's the issue he is facing. >> and i will put same question to the two of you. we are facing the end of the show. does this look good for maejor league baseball. they are crackin
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